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It’s a good thing we squirreled away some extra nuts for this hopefully, last Nor’easter of the season!  It’s just plain nasty out there.  Be safe everyone.

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This made me laugh on so many levels 🙂 

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Garden planning….
img_0252Gardening in January? But I just love gardening. Love. Love. Love it! By the end of December I’m usually grateful for a break and because the holiday season takes up so much time with family, friends and business commitments it’s a good respite from weedin’. ( Oh yeah.. and because the ground is often frozen and covered with a couple of inches of that yucky white stuff.)

Yeah, I know it’s freezing out there. But I still planted my leek seeds.  Heck, I was suppose to be stirring 40 pounds of soaps, and had to put the the time to good use right? It’s the one thing that didn’t get into the garden last year, but it will for sure this year. 🙂 Just think, only a few more weeks left til I can play in the real dirt again! And there was still light past 4:30 last night!  Thinking Spring!

 

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Our own little puckster’s first time on the ice. 🙂

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Only 33 more days til Spring!

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Winter being the longest season here, at least for me ~~it’s time for rest. Many of the other seasonal chores have been put to bed under a blanket of snow..

The seed catalogs are quite the gayest blizzard afforded during this cheerless month of January. Since about half of every catalog is given to annuals, is it any wonder that these visionary Edens are a true delight of three-foot larkspur, glowing snapdragons, fragrant mignonette… and culinary herbs, Lavender, Basils, Rosemary and Thymes.. and vegetables–so many delicious varieties of tomatoes, squash, peppers and every other perennial flower we’ve ever wished to grow to perfection?

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We can sketch some tentative plans on paper, make out seed lists… and think green! Then, on the first of February, my growing season begins in the grow room, with about as many flats of herb seedlings you can imagine–setting, all in rows over heated benches. And here they will remain until mid March, when they can safely be moved out into the coldframes for hardening off before their final stages of growth into the garden in mid to late May here in Maine.

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Last season a friend send me here, GrowVeg.com where I was able to design my garden plot. It was a fun project, and it gave me a good resource guide, (because I can no longer depend on this old memory) as I put to paper my plan for this years garden. You might want to give it a try–it surely beats shoveling snow 😉

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